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    Essay On Bushfires

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    occurs? Bushfires are a natural disaster, which can occur naturally or by human activity. It isn’t rare to hear about bushfires occurring especially in summer when it is hot and dry. If there is enough fuel, oxygen and an ignition source it is likely that a fire will build up as these are the supplies it needs. David Packham is a scientist in the bushfire category. He has come up with a theory based on information from what the aboriginals believed about fires occurring. When a fuel source is provided for a fire and the weather suits the condition a fire is likely to occur. Since there are more fires, there is obviously more fuel in the atmosphere. The diagram below identifies what happens when a bushfire…

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    Wildland Fire Mitigation

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    While wildfires have been around since the beginning of time, our encroachment into forested areas and dry locations such as southern California requires mitigation to reduce loss of lives and property damage. The most impactful thing I see the communities and individual owners do is vegetation management. There are multiple ways to fight overgrowth of vegetation; prescribed burning, chemical treatments, and mechanical treatments (San Diego County Wildland Fire Task Force Findings and…

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    Prescribed Fire, needed or unneeded? Prescribed fire, the burning of dead or non-living trees, an important subject to people, however, it makes them wonder the perks and downsides of it, but the claim states, should prescribe fire be used, or not needed? Prescribed fire can be important to many people, as a result it can reduce chances of future fires. Prescribed fire can be excellent, for example, it can stop wildfires before they happen. They burn the dead trees which means they can’t catch…

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    Thousands upon thousands of acres are lost in forest fires every year. There are so many horrible effects from fires and most of them affect so many people. Studies have shown that out of all of the different methods to decrease fire damage, prescribed burns are the most effective. Prevention is the key to society these days and is definitely an important factor in saving lives. Reduction of fuels, prevention of vegetative communities, and improvement of wildlife habitat are happening because of…

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    The South Canyon Fire The South Canyon fire was a major fire that occurred on July 2, 1994, seven miles from a town in Colorado named Glenwood Springs. The fire was on Storm King Mountain and burned about 2,115 acres of land and took 14 lives with it. Some major causes of the fire were high temperatures, droughts throughout that year, and low humidity. This fire caused many families and friends to lose loved ones and changed the way firefighters today fight fires. The fire on Storm King mountain…

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    I've already seen my goals and my vocabulary to answer this lesson question. How can I write an effective argument for or against using planned fires to protect wild areas? To answer this lesson question, I begin by learning about the writing process. The first step in the writing process pre-writing, in which you'll plan out how to write a convincing argument about the best way to protect wild areas. As part of the pre-writing stage, I'll investigate this topic and form a claim. First I want to…

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    Forest Fires In Canada

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    Forest fires occur frequently in Canada, in fact, approximately 10,100 fires annually. Forest fires can help replenish the landscape however, they can possibly pose a threat to local communities. For example, the 2011 Slave Lake wildfire had left the town in ashes and caused over 1.8 billion dollars and 4,700 hectares of damage. Wildfires are caused mainly as a result of human impact rather than natural sources such as lightning. Fires should be managed but just to a certain extent, where the…

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    A Perth woman had the unfortunate experience of breaking down on a detour route that was in place because of bush fires. While she was not in any danger, it does raise the question of whether you would know what to do if your car broke down while you were evacuating from bushfire danger. Australia has had bushfires that have burned thousands of hectares at a time, so it is important you know how to deal with all aspects of bushfire danger, including evacuations. Stay With Your Car While your…

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    Part 1: The natural hazard of Bushfires are a huge hazard in Australia varying from small grass fires to burning hundreds of acres of land bush houses or farms. There are 6 main fire ratings known to the public they are low, high, very high, severe, extreme and code red, there are often sighns in communityies that display these catorgories and tell what the catorgorie rating for the day is. (the fire catorgorie sighn is shown beside). There are also a scale with a type of area and how high and…

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    One very convincing point in favour of influence that climate change to bushfires is that climate change triggers the Forest Fire Danger Index(FFDI)(1.book; Luke and Arthur 1978). In 1967 Alan MacArthur , Climatologist developed the FFDI which is varies from 1 to 100 and it is subtle to wind speed, relative humidity and temperature changes(2.book :Dowdy et al. 2009). It is a fact that increase of temperature and dryness contribute to the upward trend of FFDI. On the basis of State of…

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